Category Archives: Weekly Reports

Rarity Round-up, 30th November to 6th December 2019

With the jet stream having slipped further south, the first half of the week was dominated by high pressure, bringing cold northerly winds and sub-zero overnight temperatures. The second half, though initially still cold, saw a change in wind direction, … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 23rd-29th November 2019

Dull, dank, murky drizzle dominated the week’s weather as low pressure once again dragged in copious moisture off the Atlantic. Notable wildfowl were back on the menu, while scarce passerines maintained their prominence. The first Bewick’s Swans to occur at … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 16th to 22nd November 2019

Although the weather was again largely dominated by Atlantic low pressure systems, last week’s heavy rain subsided, allowing local floodwater a chance to drain away – at least in part. The end of the period saw milder conditions resulting from … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 9th to 15th November 2019

Low pressure dominated the period, bringing significantly heavy rain which, backed principally by north-easterlies, resulted in considerable flooding of low-lying areas. The Nene Valley bore the brunt but arguably produced the best birds of the week. Clearly spoilt for choice … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 2nd to 8th November 2019

An unsettled week with a variable wind direction, sporadic heavy showers, low cloud and drizzle. Against a backcloth of visible passerine migration, a Siberian Chiffchaff at Stanford Reservoir was arguably the week’s highlight. This week’s wintering wildfowl numbers were on … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 26th October to 1st November 2019

A change of month, a change of clocks and a change of wind direction back to easterlies resulted in a few new birds, the first autumnal frost on 28th and the arrival of the county’s first Smew of the ‘winter’ … Continue reading

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Rarity Round-up, 19th to 25th October 2019

With more unsettled weather afoot, chilly northerlies swung quickly to south-westerlies, bringing rain, bluster and birds. In the last week before taking the unwelcome plunge into late afternoon darkness for the next few months, leaf-fall accelerated and migration continued apace … Continue reading

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